7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

DOT's high-speed rail funding decision attracts fans, foes

(The following appeared on the Progressive Railroading website on May 10, 2011.)

Yesterday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) of which applicants won a share of $2 billion in redistributed high-speed rail funds drew praise in some rail circles and criticism from two congressmen.

USDOT officials redirected $2 billion in High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail funds initially intended for Florida to Amtrak and 15 states. The grants will provide an “unprecedented” investment to increase train speeds in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), enable the Midwest to expand service, and help states purchase new locomotives and rail cars, according to a press release.

Full story: Progressive Railroading

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR reports rail traffic for week ending March 21
U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion stimulus bill; rail/transit to receive billions
Hoffa: Senate-passed stimulus bill is a good start, but more must still be done
Opinion: “A fluid, unknown rail freight market”
Cross-industry learning from high hazard sectors
California high-speed rail construction continues under COVID-19
To build its emerging megaregions, USA should turn to trains
After 94% ridership drop, SEPTA Regional Rail “essential service schedule” starts Sunday
CTA, Metra: Coronavirus bailout will help, but more cash needed soon
France transfers coronavirus patients on high-speed train with mobile emergency room
Q&A: Comparison of benefits under Railroad Retirement and Social Security
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines